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The Saviour has definitely named and cited "Moses" (John 5: 46, 47); "Isaiah" (Luke 4: 17-21);
"Daniel" (Matt. 24: 15, 16); "Jonah" (Matt. 12: 39-41); "David" (Luke 20: 42). He has also
cited as of God, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Samuel, Kings, Jonah,
Daniel, Isaiah, Hosea, Jeremiah and the Psalms.
The Lord's continual reference to the Scriptures.
In the hour of temptation He relied upon it (Matt. 4:--"It is written"). At the opening of His
public ministry He drew attention to its fulfillment (Luke 4: 16-21). In the hour of death, He was
careful that the Scriptures should be fulfilled (John 19: 28). His birth, His birthplace, His public
ministry, His betrayal, the manner and accompaniments of His death, His resurrection, are all
referred to Scripture as prophetic and as fulfilled.
While no man can be justified by his own works of law, the Lord made it clear that He
honoured the Law and that it should be fulfilled (Matt. 5: 17, 18). The `jot' is the Hebrew
"yod", and equivalent to the Greek "iota", and the English letter "i". It is the smallest
letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Some Bibles print it over the section of Psa. 119: that
commences with verse 173. The `tittle' is a small decoration added to certain letters,
possibly as aids to memory.
"As by faith we gaze at that Cross, as we see indissolubly linked together the finished
work of Calvary and the finished Word of God, there we take our stand, and with heart
and life declare that our Saviour's Bible is our Bible, that His deep reverence for the
written Scriptures shall be our example, and that we shall look upon all adverse criticism
or denial in the light of that cross, and see behind the pen of the critic the hand of the
wicked one." (The Berean Expositor, Volume XX, page 96).
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"All Scripture is given by Inspiration of God" (II Tim. 3: 16). The testimony of
Christ settles for every believer the question of the Truth and Authority of the O.T.
Scriptures. We now ask two questions and discover the answers to them:
How were the Scriptures given?
How did the Scriptures come?
The answer to these two questions appear in the writings of two men of God who
knew that they were about to die for the sake of Christ and His Truth (II Tim. 4: 6, 7;
II Pet. 1: 14). Here, if ever, we shall have unbiased and unflinching testimony.
How was Scripture given?
"By inspiration of God" (II Tim. 3: 16).
How did Scripture come?
"Holy men of God spake as they were
moved by the Holy Spirit" (II Pet. 1: 21).
"From a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise
unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration